Starting this month, Mrs. Cabeen and Mr. Mayers will be teaching Coding Club for students at Woodson. We are offering two 6-week sessions, and parents will be able to follow what we are doing through the blog or Twitter. We will also provide links to additional resources for extending learning at home. Below are just a few of the things Coding Club will be working on this Spring.
By learning to code and operate robots we will be able to:
- Create solutions for problems
- Collaborate with each other
- Develop visual spatial skills (the ability to mentally orientate, manipulate, track and rotate robots)
- Reflect on our learning
- Read and interpret visual information
- Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology.
- Independently apply digital tools and resources to address a variety of tasks and problems.
- Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology
Standards we will be addressing:
International Society for Technology in Education. http://www.iste.org/
Creativity and innovation
- Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
- Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
Communication and collaboration
- Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems
Research and information fluency
- Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate and use information.
- Plan strategies to guide inquiry
Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making
- Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
- Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
- Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity